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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very noisy room but proximity to Southern Cross Station made me choose this hotel. Last time I was away from the street which made a huge difference. Noisy traffic during early morning is a nuisance. Staff were friendly.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a family room this time which was spacious and much better than the tiny room I stayed in last time. However, lamps don't work properly, shower pressure was dismal, no hot water, loose tiles in the bathroom list goes on. Was disturbed at 1am with our neighbours knocking on walls, look to the phone to notify reception, no...

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England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have mixed feelings about this hotel. The location is good - just across the road from the railway station and airport bus terminal. Close to trams, which are free in the centre zone and so easy access to many attractions. My room was smaller than many hotels, basic but very clean. The staff were pleasant and helpful as far...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the "best" room the hotel had. Most horribly designed room I have ever been in. Glass room for a bedroom? No cutlery or plates for the "kitchen" - why have a kitchen if you can't even provide a knife? The best thing was the bathroom BUT we didn't even get clean towels even though I paid extra for...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are wanting to budget on a reasonable hotel, Southern cross is it! Good price and also its straight across from southern cross station! The rooms are basic nothing flash! Only thing annoyed me was, their wasn't any information about the hotel or facilities phone numbers etc, only a restraunt menu?? I would stay here again just for the...

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here for a night and the stay was okay - nothing exceptional. I thought it was a pretty basic hotel, but one that wasn't bad for the price, However, there were a couple of things I couldn't help but notice. There were 2 wings and my room was in the newer one and the 4th level. The elevator...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a bed in a convenient CBD location and no other frills, this hotel is for you. Rooms with no natural light, prison-like central atrium, no free wifi. At least the price is right. Was fine for our purposes.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tiny rooms felt like solitary confinement, noisy air conditioning, expensive parking, no free wifi which is like a room without a bed. The restaurant is very expensive and the food was nothing great.... and the location is one of the worst if you are driving.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Great Southern Hotel is located in a central part of the Melbourne CBD - an easy walk from most landmarks and main streets. My room had all I required, nothing fancy, but nothing below average either. The only downside was my room had no natural lighting, and the hallway to the rooms resembled an old prison. However, the room...

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Launceston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this Hotel is fantastic, close to everything. Unfortunately our room was very old and run down, the air conditioning didn't work properly and the shower pressure was terrible. We would stay here again but only if we got a more modern room.

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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The Great Southern Hotel Melbourne provides the perfect location for both the tourist and business client alike, at a very affordable price, placing you within extremely close proximity to all the wonderful Melbourne attractions. This amenable Melbourne City Hotel is located minutes from the Southern Cross Station and interstate Bus and Train Terminal and a short drive from Melbourne Airport. The Great Southern Hotel comprises 2 separate sections - both dedicated to the business/leisure client featuring Family rooms; while the New Standard rooms and Classic rooms overlook a spacious courtyard - a virtual oasis in Melbourne's CBD. Situated within close proximity to the Crown Casino and Entertainment complex, Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, Etihad Stadium and Southbank. Trams and public transport virtually at the door providing easy access to all that Melbourne has to offer. Wifi available at an additional cost. Hot buffet breakfast is available at a cost of $21 per person (served between 6:30am to 10:00am) $50 cash deposit or $50 pre-authorisation on credit card for Security Key Bond collection per room on arrival. Porter service is not available, however Luggage storage is available at a cost of $2 per bag per day. Additional administration fee applies when making payment via credit card or EFTPOS to settle incidentals during check out. Great Southern Hotel is a smoke free property with no smoking permitted in guest rooms. This Hotel does not cater to bookings of unaccompanied minors under the age of 18 years. ***Currently a lobby refurbishment is in place to March 2015. The works will not affect any rooms, but may cause some delays at check-in and checkout times. The temporary reception area will be clearly marked with signage. Noise may reach high levels between 10am and 5pm.** ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Great Southern Hotel

Address: 44 Spencer St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Enterprize)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: RM250 - RM820 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Great Southern Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 256
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Enterprize Hotel Melbourne
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#103 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“Asking about the check out time . Asking about the Air Condition Asking about the cleanes of blanket and room”
 of 5 bubbles soccerJakarta, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room at the side or back, front rooms only have slit windows.”
 of 5 bubbles 992sylviaj, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the middle of the hotel were much qiueter than those fronting the streets.”
 of 5 bubbles frenchy1964, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“away from spencer street to avoid traffic noise”
 of 5 bubbles leea920, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Maybe ask for one with natural light (if possible)”
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